CWLA Eligibility Requirements

 

 

• You must be 21 years of age or older.

 

• You must be able to demonstrate competency with a firearm.

 

• Unless you are serving overseas in the United States Armed Forces, you must currently reside in the United States (U.S.) AND a U.S. citizen or deemed a lawful permanent resident alien by Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).

 

• If you are serving overseas in the U.S. Armed Forces, you must submit a copy of your deployment documentation with your application.

 

• 'Resident Aliens' must provide a valid Permanent Resident Alien card.

 

 

Possible Reasons for Ineligibility:

 

 

• The physical inability to handle a firearm safely.

 

• A felony conviction (unless civil and firearm rights have been restored by the convicting authority).

 

• Having adjudication withheld or sentence suspended on a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence unless three years have elapsed since probation or other conditions set by the court have been fulfilled.

 

• A conviction for a misdemeanor crime of violence in the last three years.

 

• A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.

 

• A record of drug or alcohol abuse.

 

• Two or more DUI convictions within the previous three years.

 

• Being committed to a mental institution or adjudged incompetent or mentally defective.

 

• Failing to provide proof of proficiency with a firearm.

 

• Having been issued a domestic violence injunction or an injunction against repeat violence that is currently in force.

 

• Renouncement of U.S. citizenship.

 

• A dishonorable discharge from the armed forces.

 

• Being a fugitive from justice.

 

 

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